September 25, 2022

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Clothing brands are a dime a dozen. So, too, are grooming ones. Sneaker makers and boot manufacturers aren’t few and far between either. As such, it can be hard to keep up with each one’s releases, even if you consider yourself a fan.

Are you supposed to check their online stores each morning? Dedicate yourself to their social media pages? Beg the buyer at your local menswear store to tell you when the next season arrives? It sounds strange, but shopping is unnecessarily hard.

That’s where we come in — each week, we round up the best style and grooming releases here, in our guide to the best of them thus far this year.

September

WP Standard Passport Wallet

Traveling soon? Try carrying your necessary travel documents — Passport, wallet, boarding pass, etc. — in WP Standard’s new Passport Wallet, which is not only simpler than most other passport wallets but better-looking, too. Most travel wallets are unnecessarily thick or even tricky to open, which is a problem when you’re rushing through security.

Price: $58

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The Original Equipment Keystone Hoodie

I tipped readers off to Camber, a small trade company in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia, last year, when they collaborated with Sneakersnstuff on a few exclusive colors of their famous hoodie, a heavyweight pullover that fits perfectly. Beyond that collab, and a few random menswear stores in London, Camber hoodies are hard to get. The company doesn’t just sell its hoodies — you have to wholesale them. That was until American Trench asked them to manufacture a signature hoodie for its sportswear line, Original Equipment. These are them, made by Camber USA in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Price: $165

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Buck Mason PCH Jacket

A good leather jacket is expensive — and often fairly heavy. Buck Mason’s new sheepskin PCH Jacket is neither. For a fair $548, you get a lightweight leather jacket with an iconic look to it. Small zipper details make the side pockets stand out, even if they don’t compete with some Japanese-made grails.

Price: $548

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Universal Works Bakers V3 Tweed Chore Coat

Universal Works is known for its Bakers Jacket, their take on a classic chore coat. This version is totally new, though. Instead of standard cotton or lightweight linen, Universal Works used tweed, a warmer fabric built for the cooler weather. There’s also a neck strap to keep the collar shut when the wind picks.

Price: $242

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New Balance 574 Legacy

The New Balance 574 Legacy first appeared, at least here in the US, as a collab with Bodega. Now, though, it’s available in more run of the mill New Balance colorways, like this burgundy rendition. They have the same improved insoles and added comfort, all in a more original tone. I loved the original yellow and blue pairs, but these are more true to the brand.

Price: $100

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Gant x Wrangler Leather Belt

“In 1950s America, Wrangler and GANT were at the forefront of the emergence of casual Americana design. While Wrangler was embracing the western lifestyle, with pioneering products such as the western jean, jacket and shirt, GANT shaped preppy style with their definitive button-down shirts. The stories might be different… but both created a lasting cultural impact,” Sean Gormley, Wrangler’s Global Concept Director, Modern, says. This shared history informed their latest collab, a collection of apparel, footwear and, as seen here, accessories.

Price: $130

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D by Diesel

Diesel’s new unisex fragrance combines sustainably sourced ingredients like vanilla bourbon oils and lavender, which play with traditional gender poles. The bottle itself feels like it was crushed by constant use, creating negative space for your fingers when you hold it. Best of all? It can be refilled.

Price: $92

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Mr P. Color-Block Polo Shirt

Mr Porter’s in-house brand, Mr P., sells a number of basics but also more adventurous designs, like this Color-Block Polo Shirt. It’s made from an ultra-soft mix of cotton and TENCEL Lyocell, making it something you could wear on red carpets and to a friend’s birthday dinner just the same.

Price: $455

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Bridge & Burn Lightweight Wool Sweater

It’s almost sweater season. But, before we get there, we trudge through dreaded “transitional” weather, when it’s hot during peak hours but pretty pleasant at night and in the morning. This lightweight wool sweater is perfect for this in-between period.

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Price: $134

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Globe-Trotter x Casablanca Carry-On Suitcase

Fancy luggage? Yes, this is fancy luggage. It’s a limited-edition Globe-Trotter carry-on from the luggage company’s collaboration with fashion brand Casablanca. It’s made entirely from ribbed aluminum but finished with black metal accents, gold hardware and bamboo handles.

Price: $5,345

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Wallace & Barnes Corduroy Collar Duck Canvas Jacket

J.Crew’s first big fall drop happened this week, and while we’ve seen much of it before, this Wallace & Barnes jacket is new. It’s cut from duck canvas and finished with a contrasting cord collar.

Price: $148

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Aesop Eidesis Eau de Parfum

Aesop’s newest scent recalls the rich aroma of an open fire. Notes of amber and allspice contrast dark char and dim bars.

Price: $195

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North No Name ‘Memory of Japan’ Patch

Patches are back, a la Bode. Put this one from North No Name on your denim jacket, chinos or tote bag.

Price: $50

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Buzz Rickson’s x Peanuts Astronaut Tee

Whenever Peanuts is licensed for a new product collab, most folks can guess what it’ll look like. But even when the characters feel overused nowadays, Buzz Rickson’s manages to make the concept feel fresh and new.

Price: $68

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Camper Junction

Camper’s Junction dress shoe features a removable toe cap in a contrasting color. On, these are wild, with a splash of avant garde. Off, these are your usual dress shoe, but better.

Price: $220

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Air Force 1 Low Retro (COTM)

The Air Force 1 almost met its end in the early ’80s, less than three years after they first launched. But three Baltimore retailers brought the silhouette back to life by negotiating a “Color of the Month” plan, where they’d produce a new colorway each month until the collab ended. This turned the AF1 into the ideal blank canvas. Bodega’s COTM Air Force 1 Low Retro pays homage to this marketing effort. Their color? Brown.

Price: $150

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August

Bodega x Suicoke Kaw “One of One”

Made from denim, not nylon or polyester, Bodega’s collaborative Suicoke sandals will break in with constant wear, creating distressing and stains you’d typically only see on jeans. They’re an alternative take on a style we’ve seen a number of times before — refreshing.

Price: $220

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Rowing Blazers Racquets Polo

With the US Open in full swing, it’s hard not to want to look like you’re following along, even if you aren’t. (It’s Serena’s last tourney!) Rowing Blazers’ Racquets Polo is a simple polo you can wear on the courts or to work.

Price: $98

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Fear of God Oversized Cable Knit Sweater

A departure from the brand’s usual sweatshirts and sweatpants, Fear of God’s new cable knit sweater is an affordable cotton-blend knit with an oversized fit and a small logo at the top of the back.

Price: $160

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Unmarked Archie Boot

Although Unmarked’s Archie Boot isn’t new, this version, which has a Biltrite Sole an glazed pull-up leather uppers, of it is. Although I’ve always liked the black or more basic brown iterations, this one really commands your attention.

Price: $370

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Viberg Loden Janus Calf Suede Chelsea

It’s an annual tradition: awaiting Viberg’s fall/winter drop and drooling over a number of boots I’d pinch pennies just to purchase. This year’s prize? The Loden Janus Calf Suede Chelsea, a sleek boot that’d look at home with a suit or work pants.

Price: $885

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Hiro Clark The Big Tee

Some tees are just too tight. Not Hiro Clark’s aptly titled The Big Tee. It’s oversized but not in a childish way. It’s roomy without being unflattering.

Price: $78

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NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe

Tom Sachs says his original NikeCraft collab, the Mars Yard, helped usher in the new era of sneakers, where hype is king and quality comes second. Now, though, with his new General Purpose Shoe, he wanted to take the “idea of ‘your favorite pair of jeans’” and “make shoes that have that workwear quality,” he told Esquire. They’ll eventually be available in a bunch of colors and mass quantities.

Price: $110

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Palmes Love Zip Jacket

Did I mention there’s tennis on this week? Popular tennis-inspired brand, Palmes Society, worked up this Western work jacket with a few nods to the simple sport.

Price: $380

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Our Legacy Sonar Roundneck

Cherry season might’ve passed, but Our Legacy wants it to live on through its Sonar Roundneck, a pink sweater with a wide neck, chunky cuffs and a big graphic printed onto the front of it.

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Price: $290

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Supreme FW22 Overshirt

It’s funny to watch Supreme copy a style beloved by folks who don’t care about streetwear: the Wax London Whiting Shirt. Supreme’s is a little more luxe, sure, and it comes in a unique colorway, but it’s pretty close, right?

Price: TBD

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Hermés H24 Eau de Parfum

Hermés’ iconic H24 scent has long been available as an eau de toilette but it’s bottled as an eau de Parfum now, too. It’s stronger and longer-lasting.

Price: $137

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Hollywood Trading Company Birkenstock Boston

Sure, these are just your regular Birkenstock Bostons with studded designs, but where else will you find a pair like this? You could try to do it yourself but they won’t look this good.

Price: $450

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Rogue Territory Tanker Jacket

Rogue Territory is known for its canvas jackets. Hell, even James Bond wore one. That’s not why the Tanker Jacket stands out, though, despite it being a part of a strong lineage of jackets just like it. It has low profile pockets, a straight shape and a simple collar. It’s easy to wear and plenty protective.

Price: $275

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Walden Eyewear River

Huckberry has a new house brand: Walden Eyewear. The new sunglasses label sells two styles in a few different colors. The frames are made in Italy with custom diamond rivets.

Price: $99

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A Ma Manieré x Jordan Brand Air Ship

A Ma Manieré’s Jordan collabs are always a sight to behold. They’re typically beautiful, of course, but also simple and with a story to tell. The Air Ship is no exception, but it’s limited to 2,300 numbered editions.

Price: $140

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Stüssy x Converse Chuck 70

Stüssy and Converse are back again with another version of the enhanced Chuck 70. This time, the usual Converse logo is swapped for a sleek surfer in a circle, an example of a type of flexibility Converse has offered few brands.

Price: $110 (Out Friday August 26th at 1 PM ET)

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Vacation Classic Whip SPF 30

Vacation’s proprietary sunscreen whip comes in a familiar-looking vessel. Similar to real whipped cream, you spray it on with a classic pointed nozzle.

Price: $22

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Ballaholic x Asics GEL-1130

Part of a collaborative collection from Japanese streetwear and basketball brand, ballaholic, and Asics. The duo came up with a new colorway for the GEL-1130, a standard lifestyle sneaker someone probably shouldn’t wear on the court but could totally wear to games. There are matching shirts and shorts to boot.

Price: $110

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Buck Mason Campus Oxford

Buck Mason’s all-new basic Oxford is made from 7 ounces of yarn-dyed Oxford knit, which means it’s small, the classic Oxford color and easy to break in over time.

Price: $115

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Saturdays NYC x Porter Yoshida Tote Bag

New York surf brand Saturdays collaborated with Tokyo-based brand Porter Yoshida on a tote bag that actually protects what’s in it. The top has a drawstring closure to keep your laptop out of the public eye and protected from the rain. Plus, with it closed, nothing will far out if the bag topples over. It’s plenty tall, too, which means you can fit a lot in here — and in its exterior pockets.

Price: $250

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Alex Mill Corduroy Popover Shirt

Alex Mill’s new fall collection features a number of corduroy garments. This popover shirt, though, is the best of the bunch, with its simple shape, unique pocket configuration and noticeable cuffs.

Price: $160

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Corridor Pom Pom Beanie

I know, I know. It’s not beanie season. How dare I? But Corridor’s new Pom Pom Beanie just dropped, and it’s the type of standout accessory you need to snag now before it’s gone by the time snow arrives.

Price: $95

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Dad Grass “Grass” Collegiate Tee

Collegiate tees are almost always a solid color with a contrasting oversized text logo. Dad Grass, as much a CBD brand as it is a merch company, made its own version of one, covering the front of a standard blue tee with the word “Grass.” It’s clever, a little cheeky and better than a tee that says “Dad.”

Price: $44

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Briefing x 2nd Magazine Draw String Tote Backpack

Preppy Americana Japanese men’s publication 2nd Magazine collaborated with American bag maker Briefing on a backpack that can be carried like a tote. The center panel is a faded camo that almost looks like an animal print, and the top closes with a drawstring top and clip fastener.

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Price: $160

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Mister Green World Piece Hemp Oxford

Mister Green is branching out from T-shirts and Bong Water mugs to offer a collection of hemp-based smart apparel called World Piece. The Oxford is considered medium-weight; it has an incredible tag inside; and the 55/45 hemp-cotton blend fabric boasts workwear-level durability.

Price: $140

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Barebones Neelum Duffel Bag

Duffel bags aren’t cheap anymore. And most don’t last more than a few seasons. Barebones’ new Neelum Duffel is both affordable and built to withstand actual wear and tear. It’s made from waxed canvas with a full-grain leather logo badge. It’s a pretty good size, too: 21.75 x 10.25 x 11 inches.

Price: $70

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Filson x Xtratuf Legacy Lace Boots

Filson and Xtratuf’s best-selling lace up boots are back. Combine the outdoor prowess of Filson with Xtratuf’s workwear expertise and you get a boot that’s as hard-wearing as it is protective. It’s slip- and chemical-resistant, waterproof and built with enhanced arch support.

Price: $190

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J.Crew x New Balance 997H Sneakers

J.Crew and New Balance have worked on a number of sneakers together over the years, and their latest collab is a fall-friendly version of the 997. Perfect for late August and all of September and October, there are earthen tones throughout contrasted with pops of color.

Price: $95

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Ebbets Field Flannels Los Angeles Angels Hat

Baseball season is in full swing, and there’s nothing better than backing your hometown team with a well-worn cap with its logo on it. Ebbets Field Flannels’ Los Angeles Angels Hat looks decidedly vintage, with its true felt logo atop a faded cotton exterior.

Price: $68

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Sun Surf Oahu Garment Co. Palaka Plaid Hat

Perfect for the high heat, Sun Surf’s Oahu Garment Co. Palaka Plaid Hat pays tribute to a brand that once served as a contracted military manufacturer. Made in Japan, “It is the reproduction of PALAKA hats made using a hat pattern adopted by the U.S. Army by Oahu Garment Co. for Japanese immigrants working on farms,” the brand explains.

Price: $73

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Palm Bay Skates Denim Baseball Jersey

Palm Bay Skates builds on the baseball theme with its Denim Baseball Jersey. Perfect both unbuttoned like a camp collar shirt or done all the way up like a T-shirt, the jersey is comfortable, breathable and designed to fade with time. The shape itself is a nod to jerseys from the ’50s and each one is assembled by hand.

Price: $135

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PAA Ball Cap Three

PAA’s near-perfect Ball Cap is made from 14 oz. Japanese selvage slub denim with a 100 percent goat suede bill. It’s a six panel hat with a high crown — like professional baseball players wear.

Price: $120

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William Ellery Conch Beachcomber Bag

William Ellery’s forthcoming summer collection drops on Sunday, August 14th, and it features this standout tote, the William Ellery Conch Beachcomber Bag. Each one is handmade using mesh, leather accents, orange roping and green canvas.

Price: $225

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New Balance x BEAMS x Paperboy M920PPB

A collaboration between Paris-based café and lifestyle label Paperboy, Japanese brand BEAMS, and New Balance UK, the M920PPB is a playful take on NB’s base model. The shoes are mismatch, meaning the colors flip-flop instead of staying symmetrical.

Price: $260

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Astorflex Lobbyflex

Astorflex specializes in comfortable footwear. But not just any footwear; smart footwear — stuff you can wear to the office or a wedding. Case in point? The Lobbyflex, a loafer that’s exclusive to Huckberry. They’re made in Italy from full-grain roughout calf leather with a soft memory foam insole.

Price: $215

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Candice Herringbone Painter Pants

Workwear has never been more popular, and there are plenty of new brands eager to pay homage to the cheap trousers their founders grew up on — and still wear to this day. Take Candice, for example, a lifestyle label based out of Melbourne, Australia. They made a pair of work pants with pops of the color blue on the tag and right pocket.

Price: $100

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Ronning Lace Shirt

On the hottest of days, although they might’ve passed, a lace shirt can keep you cool. You can wear yours over a T-shirt or a tank, buttoned all the way up or completely undone. This one from Ronning is slightly cropped and it has mother of pearl buttons.

Price: $152

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